Asian Art Museum

A Top San Francisco Museum is World’s Largest Dedicated to Asian Art

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San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum is an impressive home to 18,000 items representing cultures from Turkey to India and China to the Philippines. It is recognized as one of the world’s largest art collections dedicated to 6,000 years on Asian history.

Among the celebrated art works in the permanent collection is a small, gilded bronze Buddha image dated 338—the oldest known dated Chinese Buddha in the world.

The scope of masterpieces and artifacts ranges from jewels to jade, from paintings to porcelain, from arms to shining armor, from Buddhas to bronzes, plus furniture, textiles and much more.  

In addition to the treasures on view, the museum is a also a vibrant center of activity around the Asian community, festivals, touring exhibitions, tours and events that focus on the whole of the San Francisco Bay Area community and beyond. So, there’s always something special going on.


The Asian Art Museum is ideally situated in San Francisco’s Civic Center where a concentration of important government and cultural institutions are easy to reach by public transportation. Housed in a large and beautiful Beaux-Arts style building, the museum itself counts as a treasure as well as a home to thousands more treasures inside.

The Hop-On, Hop-Off city sightseeing bus will drop visitors at City Hall, Civic Center Plaza, just one block from the entrance to the Asian Art Museum.  

The Asian Art Museum is free the first Sunday of the month for main galleries: 

Normally $15 for general admission, the museum offers free general admission every first Sunday the month on “Target First Free Sundays“. Please note, special exhibits may require an additional fee.

WHEN: Sunday April 7th. 10AM-5PM

WHERE: Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street SF

  • Phone: (415) 581-3500
    Fax: (415) 581-4700
    200 Larkin St.
    San Francisco, CA 94102
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